We are coming to the end of the liturgical year; the Gospel this weekend reminds us of the importance of being prepared for the second coming of Christ. Jesus tells the Parable of the Talents, where a master entrusts his servants with different amounts of talents before going on a journey. The first two servants invest the talents and double their money, while the third servant buries his talent in fear of losing it. He has risked nothing. When the master returns, he rewards the first two servants for their faithfulness, but punishes the third servant for doing nothing with what he was given.
The parable teaches us that we are all given unique gifts and talents by God, and that we are called to use them for the good of others and the glory of God. We are not called to bury our talents out of fear but to invest them in ways that will bear fruit and multiply.
We are reminded of the importance of being vigilant and prepared for the second coming of Christ. We do not know when this will happen, but we are called to live each day using our talents and gifts to build up the kingdom of God.
Let us pray for the grace to be faithful stewards of the gifts God has given us, and to always be prepared to meet him when he comes.
Pray for Peace!
God Bless you,